Private Pilot License
A Private Pilot certificate allows you to enjoy all the privileges of flying a helicopter. If you plan to fly helicopters professionally, this is the first step in your career. A private pilot certificate allows you to take passengers along for a flight, as long as they are not paying to do so. This license is necessary for individuals who want to own their own helicopter for personal use and enjoyment.
The FAA has regulations on aeronautical knowledge and experience requirements in order to obtain each certificate. There is no reason a devoted student teamed with a skilled instructor can’t progress through the training to achieve these ratings at FAA minimums.
HeliBlock’s Private Pilot Course
To prepare you for the Private Pilot exam, our Private Pilot course combines flight training and ground school. Training is always conducted one-on-one with your instructor, this allows us to consistently hold our students to the highest of standards throughout their flight training.
Phase 1 – Private Pilot License Basics
The first phase of your training will be your introduction to helicopter aerodynamics. Understanding how helicopters fly will have great benefits as you take the controls as well as help you learn to perform a thorough “pre-flight” on the helicopter. This is an important step of every flight. You will also focus on learning how to control the aircraft, including basic maneuvers like hovering, approaches, departures, airport traffic patterns and communications. This will prepare you for your first solo flight.
Phase 2 – Private Pilot License Practice
In the following phase, you will continue to improve your skills in all the basic maneuvers while gaining proficiency in handling emergency procedures. You will learn how to properly plan for and complete cross-country flights along with understanding weather concepts and charts.
Phase 3 – Private Pilot License Exam
The final step will prepare you for your examination: honing your maneuvers, emergency procedures, navigation, and overall knowledge. After adequate preparation, your instructor will endorse you to sit for the Private Pilot examination. Upon completion of the exam, you will officially become a rated helicopter pilot.
Receiving your Private Pilot certificate is the first step to an aviation career. If you are seeking to become a professional pilot, a student may continue training in preparation for a Commercial Pilot Certificate.
Private Pilot License Cost
|Flight Time – 40 Hours||$399||$15,960|
|Instructor Rate – 40 Hours||$49||$1,960|
|Ground Instruction – 20 Hours||$49||$980|
|Written Exam Fee||$150||$150|
|FAA Practical Exam||$500||$500|
|Books & Supplies||$300||$300|